Kiss Me Deadly

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In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane’s novel, directed by Robert Aldrich (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen), the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker (Paths of Glory, The Dirty Dozen) stars as snarling... read more

In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane’s novel, directed by Robert Aldrich (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen), the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker (Paths of Glory, The Dirty Dozen) stars as snarling private dick Mike Hammer, whose decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, Kiss Me Deadly is a film noir masterpiece as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema.

Original Release

04/28/1955

US Release

04/28/1955

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Cast

Ralph Meeker Mike Hammer
Albert Dekker Dr. G.E. Soberin
Paul Stewart Carl Evello
Juano Hernandez Eddie Yeager
Wesley Addy Lt. Pat Murphy
Marian Carr Friday
Cloris Leachman Christina Bailey
Gaby Rodgers Lily Carver
Nick Dennis Nick Va Va Voom / Nick
Jack Elam Charlie Max
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Directors

Robert Aldrich

Writers

A.I. Bezzerides, Mickey Spillane

Cast

Ralph Meeker Mike Hammer
Albert Dekker Dr. G.E. Soberin
Paul Stewart Carl Evello
Juano Hernandez Eddie Yeager
Wesley Addy Lt. Pat Murphy
Marian Carr Friday
Cloris Leachman Christina Bailey
Gaby Rodgers Lily Carver
Nick Dennis Nick Va Va Voom / Nick
Jack Elam Charlie Max
Jerry Zinneman Sammy
Leigh Snowden Cheesecake
Percy Helton Doc Kennedy
Marjorie Bennett Manager
Strother Martin Harvey Wallace
Fortunio Bonanova Carmen Trivago
James McCallion Horace
Maxine Cooper Velda Wickman / Velda
Robert Cornthwaite FBI Agent
Eddie Beal Sideman

Producers

Victor Saville Executive Producer
Robert Aldrich Producer

Editors

Michael Luciano

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